04 April 2013


We think March should be spring-like because we've got used to it being that way. According to the weather experts March was the coldest for fifty years. Wasn’t it a shock to have so much snow and ice when we were led to believe that when weather experts refer to it as Spring they’re telling fibs? It just shows how we've become accustomed to a different climate. Remember the old rhyme:

The March wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will the Robin do then, poor thing.
He’ll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
And hide his head under his wing, poor thing.

Years ago when my son was at school his tutor told his class that there would be another ice age. He didn’t know exactly when but my guess is that it’s on its way.

I am waiting to see what April brings. According to folklore it should be rainy which isn’t a lot better than snow showers in degrees of dampness; it just penetrates faster. So I’m going to sing along with Al Jolson in the hope that it makes me feel better. When April Showers come your way.....


Mel said...

Oh, I so feel your pain. LOL I'm adoring others photos of tulips and flowering trees....ours will get there eventually, I'm sure. We're still watching snow verrrry slowly melt. At least it didn't snow last weekend? LOL Seems it's showed up every week for the past six. Last week was a first! A step in the right direction?
Heck, we've had snow in May. LOL I'm gonna try to be hopeful that's not THIS YEAR.
I feel bad for the groundhog...but not THAT bad. :-/

Brian Miller said...

ha. we are a week away from snow...though it has been cold as well, it is starting to get warmer so i will send some your way if you hoping this is not the ice age...i might need to get a better coat...smiles.

Montanagirl said...

Wow, now she's quite enraptured, isn't she! Still waiting for spring here too. But judging from the "amorous" wild turkeys I've seen, it shouldn't be too long! LOL

Akelamalu said...

I remember snow in June but we desperately need some warmth right now don't we? :(

Ron said...

Valerie, I LOVE THIS POST!!!!

Especially the clip of Al Jolson because it reminded me of when I was a kid and watching his movies with my mother on a Saturday afternoon. She loved Al Jolson.

"Years ago when my son was at school his tutor told his class that there would be another ice age. He didn’t know exactly when but my guess is that it’s on its way."

Yup, I wouldn't be surprised. Since I last posted on my blog about what beautiful spring weather we were having, it suddenly shifted back to winter weather. It's FREEZING here now. And bet we get more snow this month.

Great post, dear lady!


Banker Chick said...

I am hoping for a little spring when I return to MO. They had snow in Kansas City Tuesday so I don't know? It has been beautiful in Santa Barbara, CA.

Valerie said...

Mel, we've had snow in May but not for a long time. I don't want it again, not on my

Brian, send warm weather QUICKLY... smiles.

Pearl, we definitely sine warm weather.... today was a killer. I'm wearing so many layers I wonder I can move.

BC, I think I'll move to Santa Barbara...grins.

Valerie said...

Hi Ron. I felt a definite swing back to my youth when I watched the video. I thought Al Jolsen was the tops.

Since writing this post the weather has turned even colder, it's the wind you know. I just can't get warm. Oh well, see what the weekend brings :O)

HermanTurnip said...

I hear that people who live in areas that see seasonal changes that the first week of winter is fun, but after that they're cursing the snow. I'm quite content to live in San Diego where the weather is great 90% of the time. There's nothing like going for a nice, warm run after work!

Valerie said...

Hi Herman. Wow 90% ... Move over, I'll be right there.

Pat said...

We've had a LOT of snow this March. I am very anxious for it to get warmer out so I can sit on my patio and open my windows to let the fresh air inside! A lot of rain is coming our way next week, so come on flowers, start to bud!

faye said...

ooh Val ..
You just need to move across
the big pond and into Florida..
We had NO WINTER.. barely sweater
weather a couple of nights...
maybe we should switch homes during
the winter months... I would love snow.